[SIGCIS-Members] Fwd: Pam Laird Research Grant - 2015

Andrew Russell arussell at stevens.edu
Mon Apr 27 12:13:55 PDT 2015

See below - perhaps it will be of interest to those of you working on the history of communication technologies, broadly defined.


Begin forwarded message:

From: Andrew Butrica <abutrica at earthlink.net<mailto:abutrica at earthlink.net>>
Subject: Pam Laird Research Grant - 2015
Date: April 27, 2015 at 1:16:02 PM EDT
To: Mercurians at googlegroups.com<mailto:Mercurians at googlegroups.com>
Reply-To: mercurians at googlegroups.com<mailto:mercurians at googlegroups.com>

The Mercurians once again is offering the Pam Laird Research Grant (US$1,000) to defray the cost of travel and housing to use a research collection to pursue research in the history of communication technologies.

We have added this new initiative to encourage and reward high-caliber research in the history of communication technologies, broadly defined. One of the Mercurians' missions is to encourage scholarship in the history of communication technologies. There is no research grant program (either within or outside SHOT) that we are aware of dedicated to supporting scholarship on the history of communication technologies. While the history of communication technology literature is vast and always growing, the quality of the research effort or resulting publication too often falls short of scholarly expectations.

In general, the research grant is awarded in alternating years. We awarded two such grants during the 2011 SHOT annual meeting in Cleveland. The winners were Carmen Krol, a PhD candidate in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University, and Michael Lemon, a PhD student in Latin American History at Indiana University (Bloomington). Subsequently, The Mercurians announced during the 2013 SHOT meeting in Portland, Maine, that Ian Johnson, a PhD student in the History Department at Ohio State University, had won. This year's winner will be made known during the 2015 SHOT meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this October.


The grant is intended for and limited to junior scholars-meaning either current graduate students or recent postgraduates (no more than three years beyond the terminal degree in their field).

Requirements and Application.

Only travel to an appropriate archival collection to carry out research on an aspect of the history of communication technology, broadly defined, will be supported. The archive can be open to the public, private, or even closed, provided that necessary permissions have been obtained from the archive.

Complete the application form (available at: http://www.mercurians.org/grant-form.doc) and e-mail it and a
curriculum vitae (no longer than 3 pages) as attachments to the Mercurians c/o abutrica at earthlink.net<mailto:abutrica at earthlink.net>
Your curriculum vitae should include pertinent publications, fellowships, or accomplishments relevant to your proposed research, and professional societies and affiliations.

The deadline for submitting an application for the grant is June 1, 2015.

For further information or questions, please contact Andrew Butrica
at abutrica at earthlink.net<mailto:abutrica at earthlink.net> or visit our website:

Good luck!

Andrew J. Butrica
ANTENNA Newsletter
mercurians at earthlink.net

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.sigcis.org/pipermail/members-sigcis.org/attachments/20150427/1acdcfa3/attachment.htm>

More information about the Members mailing list